Daylilies forum: How to restrain ditch lilies?

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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 17, 2013 10:14 AM CST
I've got ditch lilies that were already here when I moved in... They're spreading and invading other areas of the perennial bed.

I've never dealt with daylilies before. What's the best way to rein them back? TIA
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Name: Julie
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floota
Oct 17, 2013 2:50 PM CST
My first impulse may sound a bit flippant! Since they are rhizomatous, if you wish to keep some, put it in a large pot and sink it ... which MAY work. Treat the rest vigorously with Roundup. They are persistent and it may take several times. Good luck!
Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Oct 17, 2013 8:02 PM CST
I vote to treat with Roundup!

Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Oct 17, 2013 8:31 PM CST
Yup, Roundup works well. Sometimes might take more than one application if they are very established, but it is do-able.
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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 17, 2013 9:09 PM CST
No Roundup, my yard is organic. Angel

Dig 'em, I guess?
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Name: Jan
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philljm
Oct 19, 2013 5:04 AM CST
Ditch lilies are a "cousin" to the hybrid daylilies. They spread by their rhizomes, not from seed.

I would dig - and try to get every single rhizome out. Grumbling
Name: Theresa Maris
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tgarden711
Oct 19, 2013 6:31 AM CST
I would dig them out of areas you don't want them in and share them with folks that have a black thumb, put them out by the road with a sign that says FREE DITCH LILIES, someone will want them. They are beautiful when used in a natural setting. I can't kill any such beautiful plant, now dandelions Thumbs down , that is a different story. My mother used to eat them, I wish I could but I never liked them.
Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 19, 2013 6:44 AM CST
They spread by rhizome--that confirms what I'm observing. Fun with a shovel on tha agenda. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Oct 19, 2013 8:05 AM CST
Remember that even a small piece left behind will surface up to a couple years later. This happened to me after digging.
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Name: Terri Hamilton
Rockford, Illinois (Zone 5b)
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holity
Oct 19, 2013 8:52 AM CST
Hazelcrestmikeb said:Remember that even a small piece left behind will surface up to a couple years later. This happened to me after digging.


oy... Thanks for the heads up!
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